Taft School Renovation (Cohen Hall) - Completed Project
Schedule: Completion scheduled for August 2018
Project Manager: Darina Mernicky
Project Architect: Scott & Partners Architecture
The Elihu B. Taft School is a two-story, gable-roofed neoclassical style brick building located at the corner of Pearl Street and South Williams Street in Burlington, VT, designed by Frank Lyman Austin and built in 1938. The building has been designated as “historically significant”.
The building will be renovated and rehabilitated for use by the UVM Art Department. It is expected that the renovations will be performed in two phases, to implement necessary repairs and will include modifications to provide ADA accessibility and compliance with current building codes. The scope of work for Phase I will include the installation of an elevator, new ADA restrooms and entrance ramp, fire alarm system, data and telephone service and electronics, and fit-out of renovated rooms to include aesthetic treatment of walls, ceilings, and floor coverings; new lights, and upgraded ventilation. Phase II scope will include replacement of the electrical service to the building, replacement of the heating system from steam radiators to hot water radiation, existing restroom upgrades, repair to exterior deferred maintenance, and fit-out of renovated rooms to include aesthetic treatment of walls, ceilings, and floor coverings; new lights, and upgraded ventilation.